Month: June 2012

Happy 17th Birthday to My Son

No special message today. I just thought I’d acknowledge my son’s birthday.  His party is tomorrow, which is being combined with a Father’s Day celebration for our parents. The party will include my pulled pork, homemade baked beans, cucumber salad, chips/dip,

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Rosemary Chicken with Tomato-Avocado Salsa

Rosemary Chicken with Tomato-Avocado Salsa Serve 6 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4 ounces each)3 tablespoons olive oil3 tablespoons red wine vinegar1 tablespoon fresh rosemary (or 1 tsp dried)2-3 cloves garlic, crushed and mincedBlack pepper 1.  Place chicken breasts inside

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Ginger Sesame Pork

Ginger Sesame PorkServes 4 4 pork chops (bone-in or boneless) approximately 6 ounces each1 teaspoon olive oil 3 cloves garlic, mashed and minced2 tablespoon fresh ginger, crushed and minced2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil, divided2 tablespoons orange marmalade1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar2 tablespoon water1

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Broccoli and Cheddar Frittata

Broccoli and Cheddar FrittataServes 4 12 ounce bag of frozen broccoli florets, thawed2 tablespoons onions, diced8 egg whites2 whole eggs2 teaspoons olive oil1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1.   Turn on your oven broiler to high.2.   Separate the 8 eggs into

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I Love This Time of Year

I don’t have a large garden, mostly because I really dislike weeding gardens (a holdover from my childhood summers.) But I use several “upside down” systems to grow tomatoes and peppers, as well as a small container garden for herbs.

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Camping Adventure #2

We are back from our second weekend of camping. This was at our favorite campground, Quietwoods South in Brussels, Wisconsin. It was another relaxing weekend. No children. No dog. Tammy’s parents came to stay with them. We got to the

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First it was Mother’s Day. Today was Father’s Day.

I’m not sure why, but I never posted about this year’s Mother’s Day celebration. And since today my wife surprised me with an awesome Father’s Day present, I guess I need to get everyone up to date. The day before

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Today’s Run/Walk Results

It was a wonderful day this morning at the 2012 Bellin Run! My wife and I arrived at the race on time and bumped into a friend and his children. It was nice to see a familiar face in the sea

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Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Grilled Shrimp ScampiServes 4 2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined, divided into four portions4 tablespoons butter, softened8 scallions, chopped (the white and green parts)6 large garlic cloves, smashed and mincedBlack pepper to tasteCrushed Red Pepper (optional, and I did not

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Tomorrow Is The Big Event

Tomorrow is the much anticipated Bellin 10K Run (or Walk, in my case.)  It begins at around 8am for the elite runners. I will probably start actually walking sometime after 9am. I can’t run it (due to the previously discussed

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